2:00 PM Welcome back
3:10 PM How to Reimagine a World Where Black Lives Matter
For generations, Black people have envisioned a future where white supremacist violence against their communities did not exist. Every generation, liberation movements build on this futurist work to realize justice and freedom for their loved ones. And just this summer, a racial reckoning-- put into motion by the murders of Breonna Taylor and George Floyd -- seemed to propel the conversation further into the culture and political stratosphere than ever before.
But nearly a year after those conversations reached a national stage, police continue to inflict harm against Black communities and our criminal justice system continues to imprison people at the highest rates globally. What needs to happen to bring true justice to Black communities and what immediate steps can we take to reduce harm in our communities
4:10 PM The Case for Reparations - and What Comes Next
In May 2020, Human Rights Watch published a groundbreaking report that documented the impact of the Tulsa Race Massacre and the systemic racism that followed, and called for reparations. A year after its publication, demands for reparatory justice have grown even louder. Many of its fiercest advocates hail from Tulsa, which has emerged as both a microcosm of America and the epicenter of the reparations movement.
A century after one of the worst incidents of racial violence to take place on US soil, this discussion will explore the status and future of the reparations movement in America. Participants will take stock of the government’s continued failure to account for the egregious human rights violations it has committed against Black people. They will discuss the exciting surge in support for reparations in recent years. And they will advance ideas on seizing the opportunities -- and overcoming the barriers -- that lie ahead.
5:00 PM Closing